Read the full article on Garage Rehab series on The Hollywood Reporter here.
Discovery Channel is looking to help struggling garages across America.
The cable network has ordered a new series, Garage Rehab, that follows Richard Rawlings, from Discovery’s series Fast N’ Loud, as he and his team set out to help struggling shop owners get their businesses, and their lives, back on track.
The show, from Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group, is set to premiere Aug. 30 at 10 p.m.
Rawlings and his team — including Russell J. Holmes, project manager, and Chris Stephens, garage designer — travel the country to find shops that need help. In each episode, Rawlings takes over a shop, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise using his entrepreneurial savvy, deep knowledge of the auto industry and marketing skills to transform the struggling garages into profitable businesses.
Holmes, a construction expert with more than 20 years of experience who saw his own father lose a family business, is tasked with getting Rawlings’ rehabs done on time and on budget.
Stephens, a shop owner specializing in restoring vintage European cars, is responsible for taking Rawlings’ vision for the shop and implementing the design from the ground up.
The show is executive produced by Pilgrim’s Piligian and Eddie Rohwedder, with Rebecca Graham Forde as co-executive producer and Gretchen Morning as supervising producer. For Discovery, executive producer is Craig Coffman and producer is Todd Lefkowitz. Rawlings also is an executive producer.
Watch a clip from the show, which is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, below.